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? >> and now, bbc world news. >> welcome. the headlines. brought down by the people he trusted. rupert murdoch denies personal responsibility for the phone hacking crisis but says sorry for the victims. >> i would just like to say one thing. this is the -- day of my life. >> drama and chaos as a protestor tries to attack the media tycoon. the i.m.f. calls on euro's own country to tyke decisive action to stop the debt crisis action. and war in somalia. the recruitment of child soldiers is said to be systematic. it's 9:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it's 2:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs and around the world, this is "newsday"." >> the british prime minister david cameron will make statements to the house of commons later, the start of an all-day debate in the latest developments in the phone hacking scandal. it follows the dramatic testimony on tuesday by rupert murdoch. appearing before m.p.'s, the media tycoon said it was the most humble day of his life but he refused to take personal responsibility for the crisis which engulfs the news world. he appeared before a select
by rupert murdoch, has resigned from her position. she had resisted calls, not least from former "news of the world" journalists for her to resign after the revelations that "news of the world" journalists had been responsible, allegedly, for hacking the phones of, amongst others, a murdered school child, milly douler, and also those of the relatives of servicemen who had been killed in afghanistan and iraq. rebekah brooks has resigned as chief executive of news international. aaron is here. a business decision, this one? >> well, look, another shock -- well, in two weeks of shocks we've had coming out of this story. now, this is quite amazing, because yesterday's story was trying to get rebekah brooks and, of course, rupert murdoch's son in front of this hearing committee, where they are expected to be grilled very hard. now, rebekah brooks had said she welcomed to answer the questions, but some of the questions she said she may not be able to answer. now, he's the question, because this is just breaking, we're still basically reading across here and just trying to find out the implic
. they will discuss questions over the phone hacking scandal. rupert murdoch, his son james, rebekah brooks prepare for questions. >> also coming up on the program, the shuttle atlantis departs the international space station for the very last time. also from the comic book to the stage, that man makes a theatrical debut. -- batman makes a theatrical debut/ . ♪ ♪ >> welcome to the houses of parliament, the mother of all parliament. will it be the mother of all battles today between the mp's and the murdochs. it has been tailing weeks of political crisis that has taken the politics and the police. many journalists and camera crews hurt joining here behind me. we are waiting -- are joining here behind me. we are waiting for questioning of the people. we will bring you the live updates here. the house of commons media and committee is made up of a cross parsee of selection from members of parliament. they will begin by questioning the news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son james. it will ask the former chief executive rebekah brooks to give testimony. they want to find out how much they knew
by a return list working for rupert murdoch. >> east africa's drought, and a race against time. aid agencies say a way must be hat -- must be found to help victims in somalia. the cheeks of a world cup team tells the bbc they cannot buy their way to success. it is 9:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> is 2:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasters in america and around the world. >> the u.s. secretary of state has said syrian president-are al-assad has lost legitimacy with the diplomatic tension between the two countries. supporters attack the u.s. embassy in damascus. >> let me also add that if anyone, including presidents , thinks the u.s. will secretly emerged to continue its brutality, they are wrong. the president is not dispensable -- indispensable, and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. our goal is to see that the will of the syrian people for a democratic transformation occurs. >> let's get more from our washington correspondent. strong words from hillary clinton, the strongest yet. >> the strongest yet, the message was very strong and very clear. i think is quite si
yesterday of course with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corp being grilled by the committee with a mixed reception. more on that later from us here at westminster. but in the coming hours, david cameron, the british prime minister is to be grilled by m.p.'s. he's had to cut short a trip to africa in order answer questions. and the british affairs committee questioning tops as they produced a pretty damning report. >> david cameron arrived home late last night having cut short his trip to africa. this morning he'll find a damning report from the way britain's biggest police force has dealt with the phone hacking scandal. they are accused of a catalog of failures and a scathing report of some senior offers. >> i can't say more than that. >> that's john yates describing his choice not to reopen the inquiry when he gave evidence to m.p.'s last week. in the report, they agree with him. >> i'm not letting you get away with that. absolutely not. >> and even more critical. his conduct is described as unprofessional and inappropriate. but the report also criticizes news international. accusing th
? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> welcome to bbc news. rupert murdoch denies personal responsibility for the phone hacking crisis, but says a story to the victims'. >> i would like to say one sentence, this is the most humble day of my life. >> and drama and chaos, the protestor accused of trying to attack rupert murdoch's accused with a public order offense. the imf calls on countries to take action to stop the crisis from spreading. amnesty international says the recruitment of soldiers is systematic. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. british prime minister david cameron will make a statement to the house of commons today. the latest developments in the phone hacking scandal. testimony on tuesday by rupert murdoch, the media tycoon's as it was the most humble the day of his life. but he refused to take personal responsibility for the crisis which engulfed the news of the world. >> of the most powerful and feared a media mogul. the policemen are there to protect rupert and james murdock, not take them in the questioning. be tycoons wife was behind him o
, "bbc world news." >> isolated and under pressure, rupert murdoch is deciding if he will give evidence to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least
an inquiry into allegations that rupert murdoch's news corp. packed into phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks. the decision followed a request from federal officials. >> rebuilding is underway at the world trade center site, scene of the 9/11 attacks where 33,000 people -- 3300 people were killed. there are allegations that news of the world journalist tried to obtain the phone records of 9/11 victims. a new york lawmaker put the fbi investigation that is now underway. >> i represent a district that lost 150 people on september 11. anyone who hacked into the folds of those rare killed, those or missing at any time, especially during that tragic time, is indefensible. >> the news corp. has offices in manhattan. 9/11 relatives hope the fbi will find out any truth to the allegations. >> i heard that this is at the expense of the united states and 9/11 victims. i was deeply upset and very concerned. i would like to see accountability and responsibility. no one is above the law. >> meanwhile, rupert murdoch was given an interview by his own wall street journal newspaper. he says is new
. the media tycoon rupert murdoch has made a personal apology to the family of a murdered british schoolgirl who's phone was hacked by one of his newspapers. the course of the day two of mr. murdoch's senior executives during the phone hacking period resigned. >> it was the day when a chief executive walked away from the company she served for half her life, the day when her employer and friend walked into a london hotel to say sorry to the family they fear they are victims of his paper's wrongdoing. rebecca brooks is the most high profile casualty in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the lan tick. she has been at the heart of the storm sweeping rupert murdoch's media empire and remained by his side. now she has decided to step away. in her statement she said, as you can imagine recent times have been tough. i now need to concentrate on rebutting allegations about my record as a journalist and editor and executive. ms. brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people news international had hurt. >> i'm pleased that rebecca brooks had finally accepted responsibili
, "bbc world news." >> welcome. the headlines this hour. rupert murdoch and his top executives respond to the phone hacking scandal by closing down britain's best-selling sunday newspaper. but the investigation continues, with reports that a former editor and adviser to the british prime minister is to be arrested. dozens are killed in days of violent clashes between rival political groups in the pakistan city of karachi. and a final flight for the u.s. space shuttle atlantis. it prepares for its final journey to the stars. this is newsday. >> hello and welcome. it is the phone hacking scandal which has stunned britain. today came the biggest bombshell of all. britain's best-selling newspaper, "news of the world," is being shut down. the closure comes after a public outcry, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire, which controls 40% of circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 ye
and horrified if the allegations prove true. its owner, rupert murdoch, has ordered full cooperation with the police investigation. >> yes, there was even worse to come. the relatives of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan have been warned their funds may have been hacked. they joined the families of those whose loved ones were blown apart on 7/7. >> my mind went back to 2005 and the emotional turmoil that we were in. and that somebody was listening to that, it is a violation. >> also on the list of possible targets, the parents of wholey and jessica. and of course, the parents of those who were given false hope that she was still alive when her voice messages were deleted after her phone was allegedly attacked. last night, the prime minister returned from afghanistan to learn of the brewing storm. >> yes, we it -- we do need to have an inquiry into what happened. we're no longer talking about politicians and celebrities. we're talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their funds hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> what happened in the newsroom
escalates, rupert murdoch and his son james prepared to face questions from a u.k. parliamentary committee. gaddafi must go. u.s. officials deliver an uncompromising message to their libyan counterparts in a secret meeting. the eurozone debt crisis worsens. fears for the major banks cause a stock market slump. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton builds bridges on a two- day trip to india. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting in america and around the world. this is "newsday." the owner of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of l
, "bbc world news." >> will he? won't he? rupert murdoch and his son deciding if they will face a parliamentary committee over the british phone hacking scandal. clouds over the italian economy as the senate bets on a 40 billion euro cut package and the markets give their verdict. hours after the death of the afghan president's half brother, four people are killed as they attend his memorial service. welcome to bbc world news. also coming up on the program. in mumbai, the death toll rises to 18. just who did carry out india's worst militant attack since 2008? big dreams from a tiny island. one of the world's smallest countries hoping for olympic success. hello. it could be another landmark moment in the phone-hacking scandal. we should know very seen whether the media tycoon rupert murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appear
is gordon with rupert murdoch's daughter. for years, they stayed close together, but no more. the smiles of fell away. they accuse them of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i have my bank accounts, my lawyers files, someone was getting information from my lawyers. my tax returns went missing at one point, medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happened. but i do know one thing. there is absolute proof that news international was involved in hiring people to get this information i do know that the people they work with our criminals. >> he claimed they were looking for information about a flat on this london street that you bought in the early 1990's. >> are you considering resigning? >> this is the editor of "the sunday times." in a statement tonight, the paper said, we believe no law was broken, no criminal was used, and this story was published. he attacked the way reporters that his son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. it left some in tears. >> your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. we are incredibly upset about it. we're th
phone hacking and alleged corruption in rupert murdoch's newspaper empire. police commissioner john yates said he had been i don't think in 2009 not to reopen an investigation into the affair, but had acted with complete integrity. meanwhile, the journalist who first claimed that andy knew about alleged malpractices at the "news of the world" has been found dead at his home. >> he is yates of the yard no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, the commissioner of the metropolitan police, both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say they have just come off the phone with a.c. john yates who has tendered his resignation. >> boris johnson insisted that both men had jumped and were not pushed. he made it abundantly clear he did everything to encourage them. >> i think the support to john yates and the issues and questions and circumstances is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in a way that they wanted. >> john yates began the day determined not to resign telling collea
by a journalist working for rupert murdoch. >> from greece to italy. eurozone finance minister say that they are determined to stop the crisis from spreading. they say they did not buy their way to success. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> 4:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting around the world. >> that the clinton has said presidents assad of syria has lost legitimacy. she says he has failed to deliver reforms and stop a campaign of violence against his people. she did not call on him to step down but made it clear he had no support in washington. from washington, this report. >> this made washington very angry, an attack on the embassy in damascus. for washington, the fighting and syria has gained a slightly more personal dimension. a few hours after the attack, this was hillary clinton's message to mr. . >> united states strongly condemns the failure to protect facilities in domestic, including french embassies and our ambassadors residents. if anyone thinks that the united states is secretly hoping their regime will emerge from this turmoil to continue its brutality and r
information for stories including phone hacking. >> united against rupert murdoch. the conservatives and demonstrates have made a highly unusual decision to support this calling on him to withdraw his bid. >> it's in the public interest that rupert murdoch sees there's complete outrage about the behavior of his employees and organization and a real concern about that organization controlling yet more of our media in this country. in the public interest he should back down. if he doesn't, i hope we'll be developing legislation to make that happen. >> also david cameron will be setting up inquiries at news of the world and other papers. a judge will oversee which are in effect two inquiries. one into hacking and another into the relations between politicians and the press. past and present politicians could be compelled to give testimony under oath. rupert murdoch and others were courted by politicians and now they are called upon to answer questions about wrong doing. >> a key u.s. senator has called for an investigation as to whether hacking had extended to american citizens and 9/11
but faded. >> steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. >> the deputy prime minister has asked rupert murdoch to do the decent and sensible thing and to reconsider his bid to take over satellite television channel bskyb. clegg spoke after meeting the families of thithey schoolgirl -- the schoolgirl. this is a subject that's touching all of us, not only in the social media world, but also in the business world. >> absolutely. the pressure is unbelievable at the moment. i will talk about the share prices in a moment. this is what investors are looking at at the moment. the cultural cemetery of britain says he will not make a rush decision. we know he has written to regular -- written to regulators seeking advice. there's speculation that the takeover will be referred back to the competition commission, which could involve a lengthy investigation into whether mr. rupert murdoch, news corp., his management team would be proper to own bskyb. clegg made those comments a few moments ago. let's listen to what he said about this deal. >> the bskyb bid -- rupert murdoch is now in town in london. i would simp
and the u.n.. >> the hacking scandal forces rupert murdoch to abandon his bid for b sky b. and key demand for protectors. >> it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london broadcasting in the u.s. on pbs and are run the world. this is newsday. >> in its main commercial city, mumbai has been hit by three coordinated bombings, leaving 21 people dead and hundreds more injured. it is the first attack since the islamic extremist attack in 2008. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within 15 minutes. all targeted busy locations at a busy time of day. many people were on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he saw to duck -- two motorbike to explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people wounded in what president obama and condemned as outrageous attacks. many have lost limbs. >> the blast happened about 6:45 p.m., within minutes of each other. we feel this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 p.m. at the jewelry market. a minute later, the opera house of district was attacke
the british parliament began a debate on the phone hacking scandal. >> rupert murdoch's in the news for the wrong reasons. this is one of the great humiliations' for his career. "we believe that the proposed acquisition of bskyb would benefit both companies. it is too difficult to progress in this climate." there was protests inside and outside of the deal. >> i have been saying that this company clearly needs to sort out the problems there are at a news international, at the news of the world. that must be the party. that was the right decision for the country. >> this is the second massive setback. his reputation had been tarnished by allegations. the news of the world is to get the list hacking of the phone of a murdered teenager and the parents of 7/7 victims. >> this is a victory for people up and down this country who have been appalled by the allegations of phone hacking. when this criminal investigation is going on, people don't see how report were not expand his ownership in british media. >> it would have to minimax us to a vast amount of cash generated by the u.k.'s bigge
and the role of mr. neil wallis, answered. let's be clear about what we heard yesterday, rupert murdoch said "politician i was closest to was gordon brown." let us remember, who was the adviser and gordon brown was the chancellor? >> we will want to hear the answers given by the prime minister. >> let us remember that the right honorable gentleman the was the adviser to gordon brown. let us remember during the last parliament that the information commissioner and ignored reports of the select committee, ignored the the failure of the police investigation. now we know which party was the slumber party and it wasn't a d everyone can see what he's trying to do, an attempt to play this for narrow party advantage. that has taken place over many years. the problem is one that the public expects us to stop playing with, but to rise to the occasion and do what is for the good of the country. order. mr. davis. >> under the previous labor government, damian green was arrested by the metropolitan police. the prime minister and home secretary were not notified of the details of that investigation. pass
and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when she was editor of "news of the world." other news international exec tizz are said to be cooperating fully with the police inquiry. earlier, rupert murdoch gave a very public show of settlement to rebekah brooks. she's said to have offered her resignation twice, only to be turned down. asked what her priority was now, he said this one, referring to her. the murdoches, father and son, refused to answer any detailed questions when they faced the media. it's been a bruising few days for the murdoch empire, but even tougher days lie ahead. more revelations and more arrests are expected. the house of commons could vote to delay the bskyb takeover until the criminal investigation into hacking has been completed. that multibillion pound deal
world news. >> hello and welcome to news day on the bbc. >> the headlines this hour. rupert murdoch orders full cooperation with the police as pressure increases over the british phone hacking scandal. the worst drought in 60 years has affected 12 million people. we have a special report from east africa. >> the new head of the international monetary fund tells the bbc the organization must be more open to developing countries. and the philippines' foreign minister heads to beijing for some tough talk over who owns some of the islands in the south china sea. in singapore, 8:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> 2:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in the u.k. and around the world, this is newsday. >> hello and welcome. here in the u.k., lawyers for the relatives of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan say police have warned their clients that their phones may have been hacked into by the news of the world. the tabloid newspaper at the center of a phone hacking scandal. the parent company, news corporation, said it would be absolutely appalled and horrified if the allegati
plantation found in mexico goes up in smoke. >> hello and welcome rupert murdoch has made a personal apology to the family of a murdered british school girl whose telephone was allegedly attacked by one of his newspapers. in the course of friday, two of the murdoch senior executives resigned and its to the scandal. >> it was the day that the chief executive of away from the company she had served half of her life, the day when her employer and her friend walked into a london hotel to say sorry for the family who fear they are victims of his papers wrongdoing. rebecca brooks is the high profile casualties so far. now she has decided to step away. in her statement, she said, as you can imagine, recent times have been tough. i now need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and facing allegations of corruption. >> i am pleased that rebekah brooks has finally set the responsibility for what happened on her watch as editor of "news of the world," the hacking of the phones. i called for her resignation 10 days ago. this is not about one individual. it is about the culture of an organization.
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handled the crisis well in every way possible, making minor mistakes. those of the words of rupert murdoch in an interview with his own paper, "the wall street journal." there is an investigation that news corp. was hacking into the phones of people. >> parliament has cost them the news of the world, but they would like to hold rebecca broke and -- rebekah brooks and james murdoch to account. this was a summons they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. the cannot hide away from this level of public anguish. -- you cannot hide away. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch said that he could not attend the session but he was willing to give testimony is an inquiry. rebekah brooks said that "i am available to appear before the committee and welcome the opportunity to do so." she said she would not be able to discuss anything about the police investigation. there was a formal summons. there can even be imprisonment. the threat had worked. the murdochs said they would come and answer the questions. >> in a letter, james murdoch said "i am now coming. i would like to answ
our coverage. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper which was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual, by all means. but you cannot forget. >> he may have well have made the remarks about the newspaper that has shocked us here in the paper that has been printed for 168 years became indelibly linked with the worst practices in british journalism. mr. murdoch says it could not be amended. >> clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that his company believes in good this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in me yet in general and it is something that we believe very strongly in. clearly, certain activities did not live up to those standards. that is a matter of great regret, for me personally and to the company. >> there were revelations of the alleged hacking of the mobile phones of a murdered schoolgirl and the parent of the beckham and of the family of those who -- parent of the victim and of o
released on bail following her rest yesterday. this comes as a she, rupert murdoch, and his son, james, are due to give evidence tomorrow. >> david cameron is being forced to tackle this. >> dog by the phone hacking scandal, the details that the school girl may have had her phone hat, in afghanistan, the questions keep coming about regarding his judgment. david cameron is trying to handle this by asking parliament to sit for an extra day this week. they will have their chance to question him, as we can see the story is not going away and the opposition is going to step up their demands. >> of course, there were a series of people that were going to appear that were going to be scrutinized further. were they? >> tuesday shaping up to be a very big day in parliament. in the morning we are expecting a senior policeman, including the one that put it last night, to appear before the committee. they will be questioned and questioned again about this cozy relationship. also, of course, at the handling of the original investigations into phone hacking. the biggest set piece will be in the afte
to the media-watched program. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> rupert murdoch, an australian, and how much coverage is it getting over there? >> in his newspapers, almost nothing. on page 18 there's a tabloid paper that is owned by news limited. the rival fairfax papers have given it a bit more, but i would hardly say it's beaning. >> has there in your knowledge ever been an episode hike this in any kind of media? this phone hacking that really seems to be going global every day. >> knowing mr. murdoch and his empire as we do, it's even more fascinating. it may even play into more sha nan gans going on here. but to answer your question, i don't think we have had or are likely to have more like this. because our media environment is less competitive than britain's. we don't have a slew of newspapers competing with each other. we have individual cities with individual newspapers. most of them only one newspaper and most of the cities are owned by rupert murdoch. >> and i know there's real competition rather in the tabloid press and between television news programs. >> yes. our job so lo
. >> allegations have called into question the ongoing takeover of firm.by rupert murdoch's >> the notion that today, next week, in september, this will be waived through by executives at news corp. does not meet the test of public consent. there's no doubt about that. >> the prime minister stop to his guns. he said the culture secretary has to follow legal guidelines. for the hundreds of staffers of "news of the world" -- the future is equally unclear. >> our political correspondent joins us from west mr. let's start with david cameron. this appeared to be as attempt to get out in front of this unfolding scandal, crisis. do you think he has succeeded? >> a very strong performance from david cameron. he talks about that practices in the press and almost doing a mea culpa. he still -- the question of andy coulson and why he hired him in the first place. he was asked time and time again what specific conversations he had with andy coulson. distanceng to put some between his former communications and himself. >> also, top people at the news international empire, including rebecca brooks. she
public knowledge. rupert murdoch's chief executive in the u.k. is looking into this and robert murdoch is looking into taking full control of the company, a move that requires government approval. de ed miliband says it was beyond belief that anyone would undertake such a cruel and immoral act. but some in politics say political leaders have been too easily cowed by murdoch's enterprises. >> politicians are frightened of news international and they need to act. but there are calls for full inquiry once the criminal investigation has been completed into what happened in the milly dowler case and many others. bbc news reporting. >> we can speak to our political correspondent in our london studio. this brings together two of the most explosive stories you can imagine. give us a little more background into the milly dowler case, which has captured the attention of the nation. >> yes. milly dowler was a 13-year-old schoolgirl who went missing in 2002, sparking a nationwide search. six months later she was found dead. the case has recently been back in the headlines because last month and wa
in the capital of cirri, damascus. rupert murdoch is expected to arrive in london shortly to take challenge of the phone hacking crisis. it has led to the closure of this sunday's edition. the editor of the newspaper until 2007 has been released on bail after being interviewed about allegations of corruption. >> what happened? have written better if he were -- and the probably been better if he were still at the helm. concern -- conspiracy and corruption. finding himself in the political doc, the prime minister decided to plead guilty for failing to take seriously the epidemic of phone hacking. >> we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue, to get on top of bad practices, to change the way newspapers are related. we have not correct this issue. >> their work, though, mitigating circumstances. he, like other politicians, wanted the papers to help him win. >> a relationship that came too close, became too cozy. do we spend enough time asking questions about how these organizations are regulated, and malpractice and the rest of it? no, we did not. >> david cameron was warned before t
to call on plans for rupert murdoch's bid for the bskyb to be abandoned. this report from our deputy political editor does contain flash cryptography. >> here is gordon again in downing street with his daughter elisabeth next to him. and their top editor, rebekah brooks, the red hat on the right. for years a team brown stayed close. no more. the smiles fell away. using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank accounts broken into. ilesd my lawyers' f blanked. my tax returns went missing at one point. medical records have been broken into. i do not know how all this happened but i do know one thing, into of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was involved in hiring people to get this information. i also know that the people they work with our criminals. >> court of mankind were looking for information about a flat in this london street in the early 1990's. he said he paid the market rate. the sunday times conceded not. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. his newspaper had been out to bring brown down as a government
happens again. >> we have an over-familiar relationship with other rupert murdoch newspaper group in particular. only a judge can get to the truth because the politicians have left these families behind >> -- behind. >> the parent company, news international, says that it is cooperating with the the police. >> let's speak with our political correspondent. the shock here in the u.k. is quite understanding, is it not? >> there is that sense of moral revulsion that we heard from some parliamentarians yesterday. the private investigator at the center of it had to release a statement saying that he was very sorry for any upset that he caused. he attempted to explain this away in the context of the culture. saying that he was under constant pressure for stories. he was not exactly trying to excuse what he had done, but he did try to put the blame on those who were higher up. >> weekend -- we only have to look at the prime minister's questions to see the debate. >> and we are no longer talking about politicians and celebrities. we are talking about terrorist victims, murder victims, havi
rupert murdoch's empire, and the resignation of britain's metropolitan police commissioner just last night. naomi grimley is on the line for us now. naomi, very interesting, because david cameron basically tried to say that the situation that he was faced with, employing andy coulson, formerly editor of "news of the world" was total the different that the police chief who's now resigned who employed andy coulson's former deputy at the same newspaper. >> yes, it's getting rather complicated, this story. but basically, the reason why david cameron was having to do that, to make the distinction between the two situations was because when the metropolitan police commissioner issued his resignation statement last night, he actually threw a parting shot at david cameron and said this, he said, unlike mr. coulson, that was david cameron's former director of communications, mr. wallis had not resigned from the "news of the world" or, to the best of my knowledge, been in any way associated with the original phone hacking investigation. so, in other words, what britain's top policeman was sayi
and now she is rupert murdoch that a chief executive in the u.k. and he is involved in a controversial move to take colds -- full control of bskyb. last night the labor leaders said it is beyond believe anyone would undertake such a cruel and immoral act. but some in parliament say that political leaders have been too easily cowled by the power of the murdoch empire. >> it is time they acted. politicians are frightened of a news international and they need to act. >> there were calls for a full judge-led inquiry into what happened in the case and many others. >> president hugo chavez of venezuela told state television he doesn't expect to attend tuesday that the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of independence from spain. he made a surprise return from cuba where it he spent nearly a month getting cancer treatment. he addressed thousands of his supporters from his balcony vowing he would win the battle to regain his health. >> a triumphant return for a grateful president. hugo chavez greeted thousands of supporters in his first public appearance in several weeks, thanking them
and a 20% increase in a dividend boost. the firm announced its keeping rupert murdoch's son, james, on as chairman. a quick look at the markets. just want to show you the currency markets. we only have four days to go until the debt deadline hits. gold is still above the $1,600 a troy ounce mark. that's what the asian markets have been doing today. one big story -- the worry over the u.s. especially for japan, the weaker dollar means a stronger yen and at its corporate japan like nothing else. it's a big problem at the moment. >> good to see him appear get its -- good to see you. general abdel fattah younes was shot dead by what has been described as an armed gang as he prepared to appear before a judicial committee. the identity and motive of the gang has not been disclosed. our world affairs correspondent sent this report. >> in the early moments of this complex, the front lines in eastern libya were constantly shifting. one morning on the road to b rega, the commander showed up, boosting morale. general abdel fattah younes was an important defector from colonel gaddafi's regime.
investigating his connections. and rupert murdoch his son james and rebekah brooks are preparing for a grilling by m.p.'s in about a half hour's time. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington and 9:00 p.m. a canberra and midday here at westminster where he air is abuzz with expectation. in a few minutes two figures in the british police are about to face a grilling from m. pfpp.'s known as john yates a long-time controversial figure emergency the premises. it has been two weeks of absolute turbulence and crisis for the political elite here, for the press and for the police. some say it is overblown, some saying where are we going next, some saying is the prime minister himself under threat. he is in africa on a trade been n, a trip he has criticized for making and has had to cut short. he is extending the british by one day so he can come back and face questions about his links with the murdoch empire. first up, in the next few minutes we will be focused on the police and what were their links with news international. the committee is made up of a cross party selection of members of parliament and has
gordon brown said that alleged links between rupert murdoch's news company and the criminal underworld need to be investigated. mr. brown whose son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, spoke about his shock that they were targeted. she spoke exclusively to glen campbell about allegations she was targeted. >> i have never talked publicly about fraser's condition. obviously, we wanted that to be kept private for all of the obvious reasons. you want to do the best buy your children. and i've never complained about what happened to me before. the truth is that information did come out. i was approached by some newspaper. they told me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and they were going to run this story. >> how did that affect you as a father? >> in tears. your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i are upset about it. we are thinking about his future and our family. but there is nothing you can do about it. you are and public life. you don't know how it's appeared. i've not read any claims, but it did appear in "the sun" newspaper. >> it was rebe
determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they also think rebecca brooks should go. >> it wasn't a rogue reporter. it wasn't just one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened, and what i want from executives at news international is for people to start taking responsibility for this. >> actually, it's not just news international which has difficult questions to answers. the police originally said that phone hacking was used to target just a handful of celebrities. the latest claims prompt more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turned at scotland yard. >> a court in the hague has revealed a dutch state was responsible for the death of three muslim men. the town was under the protection of dutch u.n. peace keepers when it was overrun by seren force -- serb forces in july 1995. eight muslims were killed. they should have been protected by dutch
to access the phones of people who died on 9/11, a very dramatic claim. rupert murdoch was at the british parliamentary hearing on tuesday and categorically denied that claim. he said there was no evidence to support any sort of hiking here in the united states. -- hacking here in the united states. >> a heat wave across central and eastern parts of the u.s. is being blamed for causing as many as 22 deaths, with temperatures rising to 42 degrees centigrade. >> a sweltering heat wave is spreading across the u.s. and millions of people are struggling to stay cool. in recent days, these punishing conditions have spread from central areas to the east coast, bringing temperatures as high as 43 degrees centigrade. making american headlines. the national weather service has issued warnings to areas affecting more than half the population. despite this, soaring temperatures have had tragic consequences. missouri officials have said that 13 people have died, including two women in their 70's. several more deaths have been reported in oklahoma. there has been as dramatic increase in emergency call
meetings with news international bosses with rebekah brooks and with rupert murdoch. he left london today on the morning after the most humble day of his life. >> did he ever discuss the question of the bid with news international? >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> it was the third time of asking and labor did not like the answer. >> i completely took myself out of any decision making about this. i had no role in it. i had no role in when the announcements would be made. >> what david cameron did was to rhetorically unhire andy card -- andy coulson. it was a day when more police officers were hired to address more allegations of hacking guaranteeing that there will be more days in which the prime minister's judgment will be questioned. >> the irish prime minister has launched an unprecedented attack on the roman catholic hierarchy. he accused the vatican of protecting the power and reputation of the church ahead of the child rape victims. the clerical abuse exposed an institution that was defeatist. >> the church and state in ireland have been linked for generations. that
the phones of people died on 9/11. rupert murdoch at the british parliamentary hearing has already denied that claim. there was no evidence to support any sort of hacking here in the u.s. >> we have the latest from washington. let's cross over for an update on the situation in somalia. >> 8 will be airlifted into mogadishu within days according to the u.n. as famine grips east african -- grips east africa. we report from mogadishu. >> to move in mogadishu, you need men with guns. the peacekeepers are ready to drive me to the outskirts of this capital. in heavily armored vehicles, we pass through the government controlled areas. despite the war, business is booming. the landscape is changing into every open space. the homes for those fleeing the drought and widespread famine. despite only being 400 meters from the front line, thousands are still pouring into this camp. they are setting up with a few possessions they have managed to bring with them. the real debt of this crisis on the becomes clear once we reached the clinic. mothers get in line, desperate to get help for their severely mal
. it will not be up to the promised to stop rupert murdoch from purchasing all of sky tv. >> -- it will not be up to the prime minister. >> i do not believe that he can lead the change we need. he could not even bring himself to apologize for hiring andy coulson. >> david cameron must be wondering how he ended up being the man to clean up british press and dealing with the cozy relationship between media barons and politicians. his critics say that this is only the beginning of the price he has to pay for hiring andy coulson. the man who returned home tonight, knowing he is destined to make headlines but never to write them. >> reports from syria say that seven people have been killed in the latest anti-government demonstrations. protesters took to the streets to cities across the country. security forces killed several and the capital of damascus. authorities say policemen was killed in home. they visited the flash point where people danced in the city square. the libyan rebels trying to oust one of gaddafi's from power saying they have made significant advances towards the capital of tripoli. w
to the british parliament. tom simons has the latest. >> when rupert and james murdoch face angry m.p.'s, something mr. murdoch jr. said has resulted in accusations he misled parliament. this is gordon taylor, head of the professional footballers association. in 2008, james murdoch agreed to pay him 700,000 pounds compensation after his phone was hacked by "news of the world" journalists. mr. taylor's lawyers had obtained this email. the blacked-out section is a transcript of messages taken by a private investigator. but on it are the words, transcript for neville. it's alleged the person who received the email from the phone hacker was the "news of the world" chief reporter, neville. it's claimed this email is proof more senior journalists were involved than first thought, including him. this week, the labor m.p., tom watson, asked mr. murdoch -- >> when you signed off the taylor payments, did you see or were you made aware of the transcript of the act? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> but the person who edited the last edition and the paper's lawyer now say james mur
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